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Cast Your Vote:

    • Ding Dong the witch is dead! -- Votes: 9
    • Who cares! -- Votes: 4
    • Not sad she's gone but the parties etc are horrible. -- Votes: 4
    • She should have a full state funeral and more tributes. -- Votes: 10
Death of Thatcher weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13

So Thatcher is dead. How do we all feel about it? I realise she's probably not that important to Americans or others but since it's a huge debate at home I thought I'd ask everyone.



In case you don't know since she died there have been street parties, protests against the cost of her funeral and the song from the wizard of Oz "Ding Dong the witch is dead" is set to be the number 1 on Sunday.



I hated her politics and I found her vile - a racist, poor hater with her dictator friends BUT some of the reactions are slightly crass. She ripped us apart - especially Scotland, Wales and the North and destroyed our industry.



Is it against decorum to dance in the streets - yes, is it horrible to try and push ding dong the witch is dead up the charts yes - but they are spending 10 million on a semi-state funeral for a women millions despise plus they are trying to turn her into a saint she never was. I've not even brought up the poll tax yet!
I would never celebrate the death of anyone but I can understand those that do.




I saw bill o'reilly talk about it on fox lol. The words defeating socialism were used a lot :roll: and they were horrified, apparently americans would never do that. It's not just Fox that finds it horrible but much of the American media but I get the impression they don't understand why she was divisive and what she did to some communities here. The women was friends with and protected Pinochet ,that charming murdering dicator (amongst others) and she helped sustain the apartheid system in South Africa.



They believe it's just loony lefties but I think theres a lot of people that are not sad she's gone. They might not all be out in the streets but her ideology and her personality were deeply divisive. It really sticks in my craw and that of many people that during austerity and cuts, the people that she damaged have to fork out 10 million for her funeral and listen to all the eulogising and trying to turn her into a saint.



The thing is though thatcher is dead, thatcherism is well and alive.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5389 posts
13th Apr '13

I don't think the Americans really understand Weefee. I did a poll the other night and a significant amount didn't know the UK wasn't just England so I think the idea of Scotland, Wales and "the North" will be lost on them never mind the brutality of Thatcher lol

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1702 posts
13th Apr '13

I dont care that she is dead. I do care that a lot of money is being spent on this funeral when the health service (and lots of other public services) are being ripped apart by cuts. Somewhere she is having the last laugh.

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2644 posts
13th Apr '13

There were big celebrations here too!

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Iggy Azalea:" I don't think the Americans really understand Weefee. I did a poll the other night and a significant ... [snip!] ... England so I think the idea of Scotland, Wales and "the North" will be lost on them never mind the brutality of Thatcher lol"


lol I did wonder but I thought it was worth a try after seeing the Bill O'Reilly thing. It is quite amazing how many people from all over the place don't know that the UK isn't England lol



Aah I never saw your poll, that's why I made this one :)

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
13th Apr '13

I dont really know anything about her... did she do anything good for the country she was in parliment for ages!!!!

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Bambi78:" I dont care that she is dead. I do care that a lot of money is being spent on this funeral when the health ... [snip!] ... the health service (and lots of other public services) are being ripped apart by cuts. Somewhere she is having the last laugh."


Yeah this is what gets me. It's not even like she's poor and can't afford a nice private funeral. Our NHS and welfare system is being torn apart becasue apparently we can't afford it yet we can pay 10 million fore a funeral. I can think of lots of things that it would be better to spend our money on.

Sofie+#2 Due March 10; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7383 posts
13th Apr '13

My SO has family friends who had been saving a bottle of champagne for that day, lmao.
She was an awful awful woman.
It makes me laugh how everyone's talking about what a symbol for feminism she was, how she broke through the glass ceiling etc... Lol no, she hated feminists.



I'm from Sheffield, and she pretty much killed our steel industry. She's not the most popular woman round these parts.

Sofie+#2 Due March 10; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7383 posts
13th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **mummyX2.5**:</b>" I dont really know anything about her... did she do anything good for the country she was in parliment for ages!!!!"</blockquote>




Depends who you're asking. She helped the rich and royally fucked over the working class.
Russell brand wrote a brilliant article, let me find it..



ETA: http://m.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/russell-brand-margaret-thatcher

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting **mummyX2.5**:" I dont really know anything about her... did she do anything good for the country she was in parliment for ages!!!!"


Depends really on where your from and social class/ political views. She managed to create an unemployment rate of 4 million and thought it was a price worth paying. Shez destroyed industry, mainly the mines, ship building and steel works and privatised as much as possible but failed to secure decent benefits for the people -the money went to the elite and americans etc.



She annahilated the tory vote in Scotland, the standard joke being there are more Pandas than tory MPs in Scotland.



She has however assured thht right wing neo liberal policies are now cosnidered normal, with the governments that followed her continued the same types of policy even when it was teh Labour government in power.

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting **mummyX2.5**:</b>" I dont really know anything about her... ... [snip!] ... wrote a brilliant article, let me find it.. ETA: http://m.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/russell-brand-margaret-thatcher"


I really enjoyed that russel brand article, I think he captured a lot of the feelings people have about her quite well.

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13

For those that voted she should have a funeral paid for by the state. What are your reasons? Do you like her policies? Or because she was the first female PM?

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
13th Apr '13

She's not particularly popular here (I'm in Manchester).



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weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" My SO has family friends who had been saving a bottle of champagne for that day, lmao. She was an awful ... [snip!] ... I'm from Sheffield, and she pretty much killed our steel industry. She's not the most popular woman round these parts."


Yep she was def not a feminist she was an individualist who would do nothing to further anyone elses interest but her own and those of her family/ friends. Did you see Glenda Jacksons speech, saying that she was female but not a women. I thought she made some good points, it was an interesting speach.

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 431 posts
13th Apr '13
Quoting Lu&Freya [+1]:" She's not particularly popular here (I'm in Manchester). "


AAh Frankie. I love Frankie Boyle and he's from Glasgow so extra points! I miss him on mock the week.